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John Muir's Birthplace


Welcome to the BBC Edinburgh, Fife and East of Scotland page for Dunbar. Here you’ll find information specific to Royal Burgh. The content on this page can be added to by you.

Things to do

Why not get involved with the Dunbar Traditional Music Festival? Held every September, this event attracts great musicians and hosts exciting ceilidhs.

Do you have a fresh idea for something to do? Let us know and we'll update the page accordingly. To submit something you think is interesting, contact us.

Get away from it all

John Muir Country Park, named in honour of the Dunbar born conservationist, is impressive all year round. It’s a great place to get away from it all.

If you're after a family friendly get away, try East Links Family Park. Here you'll find animals - including Llamas - go-karting, sledging and a two acre maze.

John Muir's Birthplace, on the High Street, offers fascinating insights into the great conservationist, with exhibits including Muir's journals and sketches.

If local history’s your thing, then check out the Dunbar Town House Museum, which is also on the High Street. They host some exciting archaeological finds.

What’s more, Preston Mill, outside of East Linton, offers a great perspective on local history. Here you can learn about the working life of a traditional miller.

Winifred Sillitto e-mailed us to recommend taking a visit to, Lauderdale Park, the enclosed garden where John Muir learnt about flowers from his grandfather.

Mary, Queen of Scots twice sought refuge at Dunbar Castle, after the murder of David Rizzio, and then of Lord Darnley. Why not follow suite? It’s a fascinating place.

Have we missed the best thing about Dunbar? Do you know a great place or upcoming event? E-mail us and we’ll add your ideas to this page.

last updated: 13/03/2009 at 13:03
created: 04/04/2008

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